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teacher-and-student-300x200Substitute teacher Roman Jose Fondon of Pembroke Pines, Florida was arrested on September 19 for allegedly having sexual encounters with a 15-year-old student.

Fondon, 28, is being charged with lewd or lascivious battery on a child older than 12 but under 16 and sexual battery on a victim older than 12 and younger than 18.

He was ordered held without bond until he sees his trial judge. He is not to have contact with the student or her family and is barred from using the Internet among other stipulations.

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agreement-business-businessmen-886465-300x200In 2014, Philadelphia police seized the home of Chris and Markela Sourovelis after their son was arrested for selling drugs worth $40 outside on their property. The police used a process known as civil asset forfeiture to take the property. This is a legal procedure where law enforcement can take someone’s property or cash if it is suspected of being involved in a crime. They can do so without a criminal conviction or even filing criminal charges.

According to the Institute for Justice (IJ), the use of civil asset forfeiture in Philadelphia has gone “unchecked” for years. Until recently, all funds from civil asset forfeiture seizures went directly Philadelphia’s law enforcement.
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close-up-court-courthouse-534204-300x167Craig C. Snee of Jackson Township, Ohio has been found guilty of workers’ compensation fraud. Snee operates Earth ’n Wood Products, a mulching company based several locations in the Akron, Ohio area. Earth ’n Wood also sells stone, topsoil, and landscaping products in addition to collecting yard waste.

Michael Bickis, the Assistant Stark County Prosecutor, said that Snee misclassified employees to reduce his workers’ compensation premiums and also underreported Earth ’n Wood’s payroll to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The Stark County Prosecutor’s Office estimates Snee owes approximately $350,000 to the bureau.
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Dimitri Jamal Daniels of Pembroke Pines, Florida was arrested on September 10 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl he met through a church youth group.

Daniels, 18, is being charged with lewd and lascivious molestation and sexual assault on a minor under 12. He is being held without bond at the Broward Main Jail. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Miami-Dade police lieutenant Braulio Gonzalez was arrested on September 13 for allegedly molesting an underage girl.

Gonzalez, 44, is charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under 12, and one count of armed kidnapping of a child under 12. He remains in jail until his first appearance in court today. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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